Strytllng

..:: String Theory @ Roberto Cavalli ::..

Posted in Fashion Week, Lookbook by strytllng on September 30, 2010

It was my last day in Milan and probably the most exciting…but let’s go back to my arrival for the whole picture.

I had thought about fashion show delays while standing in the tram on my very first day in Milan. While I was thinking about the trouble most designers go through waiting for Anna Wintour who is stuck in Milan’s traffic jam, a car door opens next to me and Anna herself jumps out of the car to avoid the traffic by WALKING to the Fendi show in her heels. My mind power sort of overcame me at that particular moment let alone the walk in killer heels to make the show is nothing you would expect her to do according to the myths surrounding her figure – but wait until you hear what my crazy mind did to me 3 days later.

It is the night before the big Cavalli show and dreaming that she kidnapped and now forced me to be her personal assistant to her children and herself, awoke me with cold sweat. I took a quick shower and an even quicker beauty routine to prepare my interviews to be made with the front row guests and the maestro himself at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary runway show in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione. We had been very late for a press team and just as we took our stand with the camera, Anna runs right past my right shoulder, making herself one of the first front row guests. My camerawoman rushed me to grab the microphone and go over to America’s Vogue editor in chief and probably still one of the outstanding figueres in fashion but I refused still in shock from my dream. I finaly managed to go near but once again had to step away after receiving one cold look from her. I guess I wasn’t the only one for no reporter took her picture or dared to ask one single question that day. I must say it was probably out of respect of her position in fashion and her perfect looks that seemed to be so above everyone that I didn’t interview her that day but I would still like to meet her for tea some day and have private tour through her wardrobe.

Instead I started my series of interviews with InStyle’s Anette Weber (Germany), Anna Dello Russo, and style icon Anna Piaggi, among others.

The show itself was in the most beautiful locations I have seen so far. A light-flooded all white tent with a fantasyjungle in greens and golds at the beginning of the catwalk. The models wore sleek hair and the music was sensitive classical music supported by modern bass kicking in giving the impression of a strangely serene garden with strong creatures living in it. The clothes itself can be discribed as the Indian Hippie Chic. Innumerable strings hanging from long flowing dresses made of light fabrics or skintight leather were cmbined with boho bags. The cuts for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 11 season are hip-hugging and with back-baring cutouts held by bikinistrings. The Hippie Chic may not be entirely new but the smokey pastel coloring was a different approach to the known whites + brights one suspects for this type of style. A piece or two from this collection could give my summerwardrobe a new edge.

After the show I was the last reporter to ask one last question to Roberto, which I will show you as soon as the video will be finished. My personal highlight may have been interviewing his son, Daniele Cavalli, now designer for the men’s line who, may I add, almost had me forget my name when he elaborated his philosophy of a woman’s sparkling eyes being one of the most beautiful things she could wear. (Ok, so he is a very handsome, charming and flirty boy already, speaking with a velvet voice just a few inches away from my eyes. What can I say?)

And while I tried to remember my name and interview questions Anna was already on her way to Laura Biagiotti, Iceberg or Armani without ever knowing who I was. I promise: The next time I’ll see her, I will be a brave blogette, holding my microphone in my right hand and the recording device in my left while looking my most-confident self and ask her the sharpest questions one could ask.

Until we will meet again Anna, I will be drawn into your web of fashionable strings and continue to admire you for your poise and accomplishments.

What a beautiful day this was!

Gallery: front row pictures, Suzy Menkes, Carine Roitfeld, Anna dello Russo, James Goldstein and somewhere you can find myself in the purple vintage jumpsuit that I inherited from my mother.

40th Anniversary of Roberto Cavalli in Milan

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 29, 2010

I know there are some of you who just cannot wait for my point of view and I am sooooo very pumped to share it but the Post-Fashion Week craziness continues so I will leave you with these first filmed impressions from the show. I loved the location, the music (sorry for the bad quality), the Low Hip Boho Chic and all those strings mixed with leather and light fabrics we are about to see next Spring Summer season, according to Mister Cavalli.

WHO CAN NAME THE MOST MODELS IN THIS SCENE OF TOPMODEL OVERLOAD?

Packing for Milan Fashion Week

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 29, 2010

What can I say? I am a WOMAN with a big suitcase.

Ciao Ciao Berlino

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 22, 2010

As I will be on a plane to Milan in a few hours, there won’t be any new posts this week. Bur once comes Wednesday….beware of the flood of information, pictures and stories. I am soooooo excited to see what this city holds for me. Read you all next week!

Your tired Strytllr.

..::: Illusionary Lies :::..

Posted in Music by strytllng on September 22, 2010

(...)

I know the runner's going to tell you
There ain't no cowboy in my hair
So now he's buried by the daisies
So I could stay the tallest man in your eyes, babe
I sense a spy up in the chimney
From all the evidence I've burned
I guess he'll read it in the smoke now
And soon to ashes I'll return
I know the spy is going to tell you
It's not my flag up in the pole
So now he's buried by the lilies
So I could stay forever more in your eyes, babe
(...)
So now we're dancing through the garden
And what a garden I have made
And now that death will grow my jasmine
I find it soothing I'm afraid
Now there is no need for suspicion
There ain't no frog kissing your hand
I won't be lying when I tell you
That I'm a gardner I'm a man
In your eyes babe

Music + text: The Gardener by The Tallest Man on Earth

New Arrival

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 21, 2010

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…*feel free to sing along with me*

I got this pair of flashy Nikes today for a bargain you wouldn’t believe – one could say: for free but the superstitious don’t make shoe gifts. I SOOO VERY MUCH LOVE THEM ALREADY! I guess Milan will be a whole lot more colorful by Thursday.

The Good Monday ::: 22 Ways To Say Black

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 20, 2010

As Strytllng has reported before, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS has invited 22 of the biggest designer names to support the American Cancer Society and Ligue nationale contre le cancer in France with a charity auction of their reinterpretations of the Little Black Dress. The auction will be tonite at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York City. It was announced that France’s First Lady, Carly Bruni will join the event with full profits going to the two charity organizations. See the video of the exhibition and the marvellous dresses yourself.

And When The Rain Begins To Fall…

Posted in Editorial by strytllng on September 16, 2010

If facing fall means channeling the cape- and babydoll style of the late 60s/ early 70s – I’M IN!

Oversized sweaters, ankle booty or knee-high socks, browns, yellows and burgundies,  short coats and capes shaping silhouettes of minidresses.

VOGUE UK – October 2010

All images via knight cat.

She did it again… Katie Gallagher ::: Arena (Preview)

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 15, 2010


Katie Gallagher SS11 Arena Preview from her presentation at New York Fashion Week. The lookbook will follow soon but so far it is sporty yet aggressive with the typical dark and mystic Katie Gallagher note that made me fall in love with her amazing designs over a year ago.

Lookbook ::: SUNO NY – S/S 11

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on September 15, 2010

We needed to prove that we were capable of growing up, says Erin Beatty of SUNO NY to vogue.com explaining the new and more sophisticated look of the Spring Summer 2011 collection which has just been introduced at New York Fashion Week. Three quarter length skirts and dresses, combined with their signature Kenyan patterns are spot on the Elegant Femme look we saw at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs but captures the freshness of SUNO’s unconventional coloring and prints. Even in the all white dresses with layers of frill structuring the design, SUNO’s handwriting came through strongly while advancing the repertoire. I like to see them developing and playing with styles but staying true to their own character as long as GROWING UP will never mean GETTING OLD. BRAVO!

Click through the gallery below. +++THE SHOES+++

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